It’s hard to forget some of Alfred Hitchcock's most exciting scenes, but a recent study has attempted to solve the mystery behind the best thriller movies and discover how high-suspense films affect the viewer’s brain.
Do you prefer relaxing to Norah Jones, or rocking out to the Sex Pistols? Your music taste may provide a window into the way you view the world, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge.
The high ticket prices and wacky space-age glasses may elicit an emotional response, but does 3D actually enhance the emotional power of a film? Apparently not, according to psychologists at the University of Utah.
Furrowed brow; thinned lips; flared nostrils. If you’ve ever rubbed someone up the wrong way, you’ll know that the signs of anger are hard to miss. Now, psychologists have discovered why this 'angry face' has evolved.
Our earliest attempts at drawing can provoke delight in our parents, but could they also provide a glimpse into the future? Researchers at King's College London have found that the drawings of four-year-old children can indicate their intelligence at age 14.
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